Support during the research stay for research award winners

Support during the research stay for

  • Alexander von Humboldt Professors,
  • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award Winners,
  • Anneliese Maier Research Awards Winners and
  • Max Planck Humboldt Research Award Winners

One of the hallmarks of the Humboldt Foundation is the degree of individual support given to every single guest researcher. This is why we offer award winners additional benefits:

Language courses

The Humboldt Foundation is prepared, where possible, to bear the costs of German language training for research award winners and/or their spouses who wish to attend a language course. Informal applications should be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation prior to commencement of the language course (stating the course length, number of hours and costs).

Annual meeting

The Humboldt Foundation's annual meeting takes place in the summer. All research fellows and research award winners from all disciplines and countries staying in Germany as well as Feodor Lynen Research Fellows who returned in the preceding year are invited together with their families to attend this meeting. It offers an opportunity to exchange views with representatives of the foreign missions and to hold discussions with members of the Foundation's Board of Governors, the Selection Committees and the Humboldt Foundation's staff. The highlight of the annual meeting is a traditional reception given by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany for all participants.